we are Africa Uplifted

Africa Uplifted enriches the lives of the people of Sierra Leone by promoting basic wellness, removing barriers to education, satisfying essential physical needs, nurturing spiritual development, and creating economic opportunities.

Africa Uplifted is a non-profit public charity qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Africa Uplifted was established in 2011 as a successor to The Lance and Julie Burma Foundation.

the problem

Access to healthcare in rural Sierra Leone is limited due to geographic and economic barriers. As a result, many children are born in primitive conditions with limited prenatal care

the solution

Africa Uplifted built and subsidizes a community health center in Manonkoh, Sierra Leone which has served as a birthing center for over 400 children.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Mission Team

Africa Uplifted is organizing a volunteer mission team for a two week visit to Sierra Leone. Registration for this...

Board Visit

Africa Uplifted will be sending 2-3 board members to Sierra Leone to check on the status of various projects.

7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Annual Fundraising Event

May 14, 2020. Africa Uplifted will host its 13th annual fundraising event at Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, Minnesota....


school lunches served


residents with clean water


medical patients evaluated


babies born in our clinic

meet Our Team

Our 2019 Christmas Letter

Greetings Africa Uplifted Family and Friends! This past year has been busy for Africa Uplifted. We sent teams to...

Our September 2019 Trip

We recently traveled to Sierra Leone with a team of seven primarily to provide medical outreach services. Our team...

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